The 2019 Walk to end Alzheimer’s we were successful to raise 127,921 for the Fargo Walk to End Alzheimers.
Saturday was a beautiful fall day, After concerns of rain we had the Fargo Civic center full of Walkers looking for a cure! Teams enjoyed breakfast, education, team photos and entertainment as they waited for the white flower to lead them on a walk by the Red River of the North in Downtown Fargo.
I want to share with you what gets me out of the bed in the morning, and what inspires me to help my clients find their homes.
In 2003, my father was diagnosed with short term dementia that evolved into Alzheimer’s.
My father was a handyman’s handyman, the type of guy that could fix anything. Broken light switch? He’d rewire it. Busted car strut, he’d replace it. Knock a hole in the kitchen wall, and he’d be there with plaster and trawl. But as he got older, he started to loose the desire to do anything because he couldn’t remember his tasks. He’d stop mid-project, forgetting what the next step was. I could see him, struggling to place what should happen next.
And he wasn’t the first family member to suffer memory issues.
My grandfather passed away when I was young and at the time of his passing, he was unable to remember myself, my brother, my cousins. He passed with his grandkids being little more then strangers to him. I watched my aunts and uncles suffer, and watched family care for them as they slipped away.
I decided I wanted to make a change. Bit how could I so that?
For me, that answer is selling homes. For every home I sell, 10% of my commission is donated directly to Alzheimers Association to help us combat this disease that effects me, and my family every day. My goal is to help raise $100,000, for the Alzheimers Association from my commissions. I’m Kyle Olson, and I want to help you find your house, but more importantly, I want to help end this terrible disease. I’m not just here to sell you a house, I’m here to help you find a home.
Because it’s hard to forget when you feel at home.